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OBITUARY: Vernon Benjamin Charms

OBITUARY: Vernon Benjamin Charms

🕔16:13, 29.Aug 2014

OBITUARY Vernon Benjamin Charms lived an exuberant, high-energy, love-filled and love-giving life that brought joy to each and every person lucky enough to meet him. His is a life worthy of great celebration. Born in Englewood, New Jersey and raised

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MEET DR. ART McCOY, JR.: A VOICE FOR FERGUSON

MEET DR. ART McCOY, JR.: A VOICE FOR FERGUSON

🕔13:55, 23.Aug 2014

  Our Time Press PROJECT EDUCATION … with the loss of a forced-out African-American education czar are Ferguson’s children, white and black, ultimate victims of institutional racism?   The Ferguson-Florissant School District, located in suburban St. Louis, serves more than

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Never Forget:  The Context for America Today is Slavery

Never Forget: The Context for America Today is Slavery

🕔13:32, 23.Aug 2014

    By David Mark Greaves European-American police officers choking, beating and killing African-American people, uprisings in the streets of Ferguson, Missouri following the shooting death of Michael Brown. Self-destructive rap lyrics, young people killing each other in the street,

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American History, Only Half-Taught

American History, Only Half-Taught

🕔10:42, 16.Aug 2014

One of the reasons people are continually shocked by police violence across the country is that American history has never been completely taught in school. Left out has been any in-depth study of chattel slavery and the long term effects

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The View From Here:   Actions By Police Nothing New

The View From Here: Actions By Police Nothing New

🕔10:48, 8.Aug 2014

by David Mark Greaves The pundit denial of the behavior some European-Americans have toward those who are visibly of African heritage is always astonishing to see. “It wasn’t racism because the Supervising Sergeant was an African-American woman,” they cry in

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View From Here: Immigration

View From Here: Immigration Updated

🕔20:30, 25.Jul 2014

The crisis of illegal immigrant young people at the southern U.S. border is not as far away as you might think. CNN reports that Chris Cabrera, Vice President of the National Border Patrol Council in the Rio Grande Valley, a

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VIEW FROM HERE: NYPD wolf pack attack and kill unarmed man on Staten Island

VIEW FROM HERE: NYPD wolf pack attack and kill unarmed man on Staten Island Updated

🕔20:02, 25.Jul 2014

How else to describe them? The officers circled the big black man, Eric Garner, 43, a father of six who witnesses said had just broken up a fight, snatching at him until one of them strikes, grabbing Garner around the

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View From Here …… Living in Difficult Times

View From Here …… Living in Difficult Times Updated

🕔12:53, 5.Jul 2014

By David Mark Greaves There is a national disaster happening right now in Black communities across the country and it should not be left to the kindness of strangers from well-meaning organizations or the tepid response from government to repair

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Fredrick Douglass: Never Forget

Fredrick Douglass: Never Forget Updated

🕔12:48, 5.Jul 2014

Frederick Douglass, born into slavery, escaped and became a masterful orator fighting against that great evil.  Among his well-known speeches is “The Meaning of July Fourth for the Negro”, presented in Rochester, New York on July 5, 1852. Douglass had

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The View From Here

The View From Here

🕔10:55, 6.Jun 2014

Hate Crime According to the reporting of Bernice Green and Stephen Witt in this issue, there were over 10 properties defaced with graffiti in Clinton Hill, of which nine were African-American-owned.   This may be simply by chance, like flipping a

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